As spring wanes into summer, it is a great time to view the wildlife in the surrounding Huron National Forest. A paddle trip down the Au Sable River is peaceful and provides spectacular views of the forest and plenty of wildlife…eagles, blue herons, geese, swans, ducks, beaver, deer and you might even see a bobcat. The Au Sable is a beautiful, pristine river due to restoration and conservation efforts since the end of the lumbering era. In addition to the endless forests and wildlife, views of high banks and meadows covered with wildflowers add to a quiet and relaxing getaway...
Fishing for Walleye from the Oscoda Observation Pier!
The fishing and observation pier in Oscoda enables visitors of all levels of physical ability to enjoy the beach and scenic views. Oscoda is known for fishing walleye that can be as large as 30 inches and weighing up to 12 pounds. Take advantage of the free fishing weekend on June 13 & 14, 2015 – no license required. You can fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters for all species of fish. Be sure to make a stop at one of our local bait shops for your bait and tackle.
Just to the north of Oscoda is Thunder Bay located near a stretch of water that is considered one of the most treacherous in the Great Lakes. Because it is prone to thick fog banks, unpredictable weather, rocky shoals, and strong sudden gales, it has claimed over 200 vessels. Known as “Shipwreck Alley” nearly 100 shipwrecks have been discovered in a 4,300-square mile area in and around Thunder Bay.
The official Sunrise Coast Birding Trail will be dedicated on May 2, 2015 at three points: Oscoda, Alpena and Mackinaw City. The trail will feature new trail signs at official locations. The Birding Trail runs along U.S. 23 for approximately 145 miles beginning at the mouth of the AuSable River in Oscoda and travels north along the coast to Mackinaw City.
Michigan has a rich history of maple syrup that dates back to Native Americans. It is one of nature’s wonders. Collecting maple sap, used to produce the syrup, can only be done a few weeks in Spring or Fall. The best time to tap the maple trees for sap is when there are periods of freezing and thawing in order to get the sap flowing within the sugar maple tree.
The Shoreline Players Community Theatre will present a series of interactive murder mystery performances at the Camp Inn Lodge just steps away from the Huron House Bed and Breakfast. The Shoreline Players is a non-profit organization that works to showcase local talent through the murder mystery dinner theatre performances.
Oscoda residents Chris and J.D. Hock have written each of the shows. Dinner theatre productions scheduled are:
Chocolate and romance are one of life’s most perfect combinations. The Mayans worshiped chocolate and the Aztecs believed that chocolate was a love potion. Cassanova ate chocolate to keep his romantic edge with the ladies. Over the last few centuries, chocolate has evolved from a bitter drink to the mood enhancing, satiny textured, melt-in-your-mouth morsels we love to share with our loved ones.
Snow has arrived in Oscoda! The annual Snow Box Derby will be held on February 8, 2015 at Old Orchard Park. An Oscoda tradition, this Derby inspires participants to get creative in making their sleds. Snow boxes can only be made of cardboard, paint, tape and glue. No plain boxes or ski poles allowed. How creative can you get in making a snow box? Remember it must be designed to get you down the hill on the first try. There is no opportunity to do a practice run.
Americana refers to a broad category of American folk music that includes Native American, bluegrass, country, gospel, old time, Appalachian, blues and Cajun. For 23 seasons the Corsair Concert Series pays tribute to nationally-renown Bluegrass and Americana music in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
While it is fun to connect with families and friends over the holidays, it can be stressful and exhausting. January and February is the perfect time to spend quality time with your special someone. Snuggle in front of your private fireplace sipping on your favorite champagne or soak in your in-room whirlpool Jacuzzi. The morning brings a sumptuous gourmet breakfast served in your room for the ultimate one-on-one time. Later in the day treat yourselves to an in-room massage that will leave you feeling totally relaxed.